SCREENING OF ANTIPYRETIC ACTIVITY OF METHANOL EXTRACT OF GRACILARIA CORTICATA J.AG. (RED SEAWEED) IN HARE ISLAND, THOOTHUKUDI, TAMIL NADU, INDIA
Objective: To investigate the antipyretic activity of methanol extract of Gracilaria corticata J.Ag. collected from Hare island, Thoothukudi in the south east coast of Tamil Nadu, India.
Methods: Antipyretic activity was determined by brewerâ€™s yeast induced pyrexia method. Dried powder plant materials were subjected to methanol extract at the dose of 200mg/kg and 400mg/kg body weight.
Results: Methanol extract showed potential significant antipyretic activity in both doses (p<0.001 and p<0.01) from 1 hour to 4 hour as compared to the standard drug paracetamol.
Conclusion: The present study has been provided the evidence for the antipyretic activity of Gracilaria corticata J.Ag. which could partly contribute to its ethno medical use.
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